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RCMP sweat lodge welcome, but it’s not part of Inuit culture :Group – The Telegram

Mounties say they have more reconciliation projects to unveil
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. —

The establishment of a sweat lodge at RCMP headquarters in St. John’s, particularly one available for public use, is welcome news to First Light.

The St. John’s-based non-profit organization is dedicated to serving the urban Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities through programs and services based in strengthening and celebrating Indigenous culture. First Light’s programs include a centre for performance and creativity, support for babies and caregivers, a men’s group, an emergency shelter and assistance for aboriginal health-care patients travelling to St. John’s for appointments.

The organization is also dedicated to education and offers Indigenous cultural diversity training, delivering presentations about Indigenous groups in the province, and their history and current realities.

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